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JULY 2012 www.harrogateinternationalfestivals.com


Welcome by Graham Chalmers

Welcome by Sharon Canavar

“BENEATH the paving stones, the beach,” some visionary outsiders once proclaimed. In the case of Harrogate, it’s more beneath the flower beds, the Fringe.

Away from the headline acts lies a quirkier side to Harrogate International Festivals. The Fringe offers that sensation when you impulsively walk a different route home and see places you never knew existed; when you look at the familiar in an engagingly new way.

Programme Co-ordinator, Harrogate International Festival Fringe

Last year saw us celebrate Gruff Rhys of Super Furry Animals’ birthday at a showcase gig with a cake I bought from M&S and a penknife he borrowed from the audience. Edwyn Collins of Orange Juice came to unveil an exhibition of paintings in a house on Cold Bath Road then played an exclusive set with a quintet from the Scottish Philharmonic. Almost by accident Harrogate International Festival Fringe ended up in The Guardian. This year’s creative mix of free thinking and independent do-ing has a bit of everything, full of local creativity and guest acts from further afield. Art, literature, rock n roll and poetry, oh and comedy and drama and architecture. It’s said occasionally the Fringe is the Festival’s younger, edgier cousin. If that’s the case, this may just be the year it comes of age.

Chief Executive, Harrogate International Festivals

Welcome to the Fringe. Experience the ‘World’s Smallest Film Festival’ in the luxurious private cinema at Rudding Park, rock from noon till midnight with the annual Fringe Crawl, and get creative with Poems, Prose and Pints. As part of Harrogate International Festivals ambition for 2012 to be bigger, better and full of Great Expectations, the Fringe sits at the edges of our arts extravaganza to create a delectably eclectic offer. Venture into new spaces, push the boundaries, explore, and enjoy.

Premier Partners

Patrons and Trustees

Patron: HRH The Prince of Wales President: Dame Fanny Waterman Vice Presidents: Lady Solti Sir Gordon Linacre CBE Mrs Mehroo Jehangir

Chairman: Dr Jill Adam Hon. Treasurer: David Haxby Trustees: Peter Blackburn CBE Fiona Movley

Professor Chris Bailey Chris Woods Fergal Gara Cllr John Fox Cllr Pat Jones David Salter Cllr Nick Brown

Regular Funders

Special Projects


FULL LISTING OF FRINGE EVENTS Sun 1 July 9am - 10.30pm The World’s Smallest Film Festival Rudding Park Hotel, Spa & Golf Sun 1 July 2pm - 4pm

HYJO - Jazz on the Green Montpellier Hill

Mon 2 – Theatre Opening Behind The Lens: An Exhibition of Music Tue 31 July Times Photographs by Stuart Rhodes Harrogate Theatre Wed 4 July 8pm - 10.30pm Sitting Room Comedy Club: Best of Year One St. George Hotel Fri 6 July 8pm

Curtis Stigers Royal Hall

Fri 6 July 7.30pm - 11pm Larry Miller Band + Poorboy Hotel de Ville, Ripley Thu 7 – Sun 22 July

Various Times

Spiegeltent

Sat 14 July 8pm

The Divine Comedy: An Evening with Neil Hannon Royal Hall

Sat 14 July 10am - 4pm

Poems, Prose and Pints Pub Scrawl Start at Blues Bar, Montpellier Parade

Wed 18 July 7.30pm - 10.30pm Poems Prose and Pints Tap and Spile, Tower Street Wed 18 July 8pm - 9.15pm

The Zoo Story Harrogate Theatre

Thu 19 July 7.45pm - 10.30pm AJ Brown in Concert Echo 42 Big Band Harrogate Theatre Sat 21 July 7pm - 10.30pm Across the Town 2 Meet at a secret location Mon 23 July 8pm - 10pm

Sitting Room Comedy: Edinburgh Previews St. George Hotel

Big Screen: Outdoor Cinema Montpellier Hill Stray

Thu 26 July 8pm

Dennis Rollins: Griots t’ Garage A Musical History of the African Diaspora Old Swan Hotel

Sat 7 – All Day Sun 8 July

Children’s Festival Spiegeltent

Fri 27 July 12.30pm

Nile Rodgers Harrogate Theatre

Sat 14 – All Day Sun 15 July

Children’s Festival Spiegeltent

Thurs 12 July 7.30pm

Bellowhead Royal Hall

Sat 28 July 6pm - 9pm

VIP Opening of Gered Mankowitz: A Retrospective RedHouse Originals Gallery

Sat 7 July 6pm - 8pm

Past Dreams of the Future + Best Modern Building in Harrogate 108 Fine Art

Sat 7 – All Day Sun 8 July

Sat 28 July 12noon - 12 m’night Fringe Crawl Day Various Venues


THE WORLD’S SMALLEST FILM FESTIVAL Sun 1 July, 9am – 10.30pm Rudding Park Hotel, Spa & Golf Tickets: All day packages from £60 Box Office: 01423 871350 Enjoy six films from the golden age of black and white movies in Rudding Park’s state of the art, 14-seat cinema with a two course light lunch, two course dinner and refreshments at the hotel’s award-winning Clocktower restaurant. This exciting mini-festival will showcase six films which prove the two curators’ view that “Everything Was Better in Black and White.” Movies include Casablanca, Manhattan, Les Quatre Cent Coups, The Artist and more. Curated by the Harrogate Advertiser’s Graham Chalmers and Rick Burin.

www.ruddingpark.co.uk

HYJO - JAZZ ON THE GREEN Sun 1 July, 2pm – 4pm

Montpellier Hill

BEHIND THE SCENES

An Exhibition of Music Photographs by Stuart Rhodes Mon 2 – Tue 31 July, Harrogate Theatre Opening Times Harrogate Theatre Bar Entry FREE An exhibition of music photographs taken by Stuart Rhodes running throughout July in the Harrogate Theatre bars. Including artists Take That, Jackson Browne, Kaiser Chiefs and local musicians such as Wally, Kassius and many others. Sponsored by Studio One The Design & Creative Sign Studio

www.stuartrhodes.com

SITTING ROOM COMEDY CLUB Best of Year One

Wed 4 July, 8pm – 10.30pm St George Hotel

Entry FREE

Entry FREE

Youth Jazz Orchestra (HYJO) welcomes you to an afternoon of jazz.

An evening of stand-up comedy featuring Paul Sinha (February headliner) and some of our favourite acts from the last twelve months.

www.hmc-parents-assoc.org.uk

www.sittingroomcomedy.com


LARRY MILLER BAND + POORBOY

Fri 6 July, 7.30pm – 11pm Hotel De Ville, Ripley Tickets: £10.00 members, £12.00 non-members Box Office: 01423 860340 This gig features world class blues-rock guitarist Larry Miller and his band. Support from Poorboy.

www.ripleylive.com

PAST DREAMS OF THE FUTURE CURTIS STIGERS Fri 6 July, 8pm

Royal Hall

Tickets: £23.50, £20, £17.50, £15 | Boxes: £60, £40 Box Office: 01423 502116 Get ready to swoon as Curtis Stigers, the American jazz vocalist, saxophonist, guitarist and songwriter, swings into town. Expect an evening of suave, sharp interpretations of jazz standards and some smart post-modern surprises as Stigers filters the past through the present, providing the perfect soundtrack for the Mad Men generation.

www.harrogateinternationalfestivals.com

+ BEST MODERN BUILDING IN HARROGATE Sat 7 July, 6pm – 8pm

108 Fine Art

Entry FREE A joint architectural exhibition/competition at 108 Fine Art exploring what the town could have been and what it still may be. Judged by cultural author and architectural critic for The Guardian, Owen Hatherley, the event looks at plans for modern developments which never came to fruition in the context of how Harrogate’s townscape looks today. In association with harrogate Civic Society and Acceleris. More information at www.108fineart.com or email modernmusicreview@btinternet.com

www.108fineart.com


HIGHLIGHTS

More events added all the time

7-22 JULY 2012

CRESCENT GARDENS, OPPOSITE ROYAL BATHS

BENOIT VIELLEFON & HIS ORCHESTRA

ARTHUR JEFFES WITH SUNDOG

MICHAEL FRAYN

ELIZA CARTHY BAND

ABRAM WILSON QUARTET HOPE & SOCIAL

ALIF ENSEMBLE

SALON NORTH SCIENCE.ART.PSYCHOLOGY ELLEN AND THE ESCAPADES URBAN FOLK QUARTET

CRAIG CHARLES FUNK & SOUL NIGHT

PLUS SAMUEL DUBOIS, SOPHIE RAWORTH, EDINBURGH COMEDY PREVIEWS IN ASSOCIATION WITH SITTING ROOM COMEDY, TEA DANCE WITH RICHARD WETHERALL TRIO, SILENT DISCO, YOU TUBA, NEW YORK BRASS BAND AND MUCH MORE!

For the full programme, visit: www.harrogateinternationalfestivals.com Box Office: 01423 502 116

Sat 7 July 10am – 2pm, Children’s Festival 3.30pm, Michael Frayn 5pm, Family Silent Disco 8pm, Benoit Viellefon & His Orchestra 10pm, Late Silent Disco

Sat 14 July 10am – 3.30pm, Children’s Festival 10pm, Hope & Social

Sun 8 July 11am – 3pm, Children’s Festival 3.30pm, Tea Dance with the Richard Wetherall Trio 8pm, Penguin Café presents Arthur Jeffes | Sundog 10pm, Edinburgh Comedy Preview

Tue 17 July 7.30pm, Alif Ensemble 9pm, Edinburgh Comedy Preview

Mon 9 July 6pm, Sophie Raworth 8pm, Edinburgh Comedy Preview Wed 11 July 7pm, SALON North 9pm, Craig Charles Funk & Soul Night Thu 12 July 7.30pm, Abram Wilson Quartet 10pm, Eliza Carthy Band Fri 13 July 8pm, Ellen and the Escapades

Sun 15 July 11am – 1.30pm, Children’s Festival

Wed 18 July 6pm, James Forrester 8pm, SALON North 10pm, Edinburgh Comedy Preview Sat 21 1pm, 6pm, 8pm,

July You Tuba Workshop You Tuba Urban Folk Quartet

Sun 22 July 11am, Claudio Kron Afro-Brazilian Drumming Workshop PLUS New York Brass Band, Polly & the Billet Doux, Samuel DuBois, Louis, Louis, Louis, Gary Steward Band and more!

All information correct at time of going to press. Harrogate International Festivals, Charity No. 244861


BELLOWHEAD Thu 12 July, 7.30pm

Royal Hall

Tickets: £24, £20 | Boxes: £60, £40 | Box Office: 01423 502116 Hold on to your funky folk hats. Bellowhead is coming to Harrogate. Reviews say there is nothing that quite compares to the excitement of experiencing Bellowhead live with their ‘delirious joie de vivre’. With wild, rousing dance tunes to theatrical ballads and sea songs, the 11-piece collective combine a dazzling sound that embraces big band, soul, jazz-funk and classical strings while retaining a passion for English traditional music.

www.harrogateinternationalfestivals.com

BIG SCREEN: OUTDOOR CINEMA Sat 7 & Sun 8 July, all day

Montpellier Hill Stray

Entry FREE The Harrogate International Festivals’ Big Screen returns to the beautiful Montpelier Stray, showing an array of feature, family-friendly and art-house films, as well as showcasing talented young filmmakers in the region. For full programme details visit:

www.harrogateinternationalfestivals.com


Sat 8 July | 10am-2pm National Media Museum: Animation Drop In Sessions Animation, green screen and film making. Tickets: £3 child / one free adult with paying child Suitable for 6+ Sun 8 July | 11am & 12pm Jorvik Viking Centre: Meet A Viking Warrior Viking warriors descend upon Harrogate! Tickets: £5 Child/£5 Adult Suitable for ages 7-11 Sun 8 July | 2pm Tom Palmer: Football Reading Game Great for reluctant readers. Tickets: £5 Child/£5 Adult Suitable for ages 7-11

Box Office: 01423 502 116

School’s out for summer! Take a trip to the magical emporium, the Festival Spiegeltent, for action-packed weekends destined to capture little hearts and inspire inquisitive minds. www.harrogateinternationalfestivals.com

Sat 14 July | 10am Musical Storytime A picture book is brought to life with music, songs and actions. Tickets: £5 Child/ one free adult with paying child Suitable for ages 0-7 Sat 14 July | 12.30pm Eureka! From The Chew To The Poo Science with the ‘ick’ factor! Tickets: £5 Child/£5 Adult Suitable for ages 7-11

Sat 14 July | 2.30pm Eureka! The Gross Show Take a peek at the grosser side of life! Tickets: £5 Child/£5 Adult Suitable for ages 7-11 Sun15 July | 11am & 12.30pm National Railway Museum: The Eggscellent Science Show Eggs are very important to railways. Find out why… Tickets: £5 Child/£5 Adult 11am suitable for ages 6-9, 12.30pm suitable for ages 9+ Sun 22 July | 11am Afro Brazilian Drumming Workshop Master drummer Claudio Kron leads a one hour workshop. Get rhythmic! Tickets: £5 Child/£5 Adult Suitable for all ages

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THE DIVINE COMEDY: An evening with Neil Hannon Sat 14 July, 8pm

Royal Hall

Tickets: £23, £20 | Boxes: £60, £40 | Box Office: 01423 502116 Fronted by Neil Hannon, The Divine Comedy has been delighting audiences for more than two decades. Expect irresistible ‘chamber pop’ perfection from the writer of Something for the Weekend, National Express and Becoming More Like Alfie.

www.harrogateinternationalfestivals.com

POEMS, PROSE AND PUB SCRAWL Sat 14 July, 10am - 4pm Start at Blues Bar, Montpellier Parade Tickets: £15, £10 concessions Box Office: www.poemsproseandpints.co.uk A creative writing class with a difference. Cafe and pub crawl, run by writer and tutor Jem Henderson, writing on the move to inspire and provoke fresh ideas. Lunch included in the ticket price.

www.poemsproseandpints.co.uk

POEMS, PROSE AND PINTS Wed 18 July, 7.30pm - 10.30pm Tap and Spile, Tower Street Tickets: £2.50, reduced to £2 if you read work Box Office: www.poemsproseandpints.co.uk Guest speakers include Indigo Rising UK team, an up and coming literary magazine with Steve Nash, Jem Henderson and Steve Toase. Steve Toase has been published at Sein und Werden, Weaponizer, Nthposition, Cafe Irreal and streetcake amongst others. Steve Nash is a writer and lecturer based in York. Jem Henderson, tutor at York St. John University, published poet and story writer. Also open mike.

www.poemsproseandpints.co.uk


THE ZOO STORY

ACROSS THE TOWN 2

Wed 18 - Sat 21 July, 8pm - approx. 9.15pm Harrogate Theatre Studio, Harrogate Theatre

Sat 21 July, 7pm – 10.30pm Meet at a secret location

Tickets: £10 | Box Office: 01423 502116

Tickets: Invitation only, please email: modernmusicreview@btinternet.com

On a sunny Sunday afternoon, Peter is quietly reading his book; but the events of the next forty minutes will change his life irreparably. Albee’s classic American drama challenges the audience with its stark presentation of a man’s need to communicate – with something. There is an opportunity to talk with the cast after each performance.

www.6-12.co.uk

AJ BROWN IN CONCERT Echo 42 Big Band

Thu 19 July, 7.45pm – 10.30pm

Harrogate Theatre

Tickets: £13 / £15.50 Concessions | Box Office: 01423 502116 AJ Brown - this young & talented Halifax born singer, songwriter and saxophonist embraces the world of popular music & jazz in particular, with songs from the greats such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Stevie Wonder, Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Tormé, Diana Krall & Michael Bublé, plus AJ’s own arrangements. Tonight he will be backed by Harrogate’s Echo Four Two Big Band for a memorable evening.

The second annual pyschogeographic journey across Harrogate. See the town in a whole new light. A journey for the mind and the feet featuring music, poetry and happenings at a series of secret locations. To get in the mood, musician and previous Fringe contributor Phil Legard has put together an app for Harrogate based on his Almias, an exercise in rural psychogeography for Harrogate.

Visit www.almias.org.uk to download the app

SITTING ROOM COMEDY CLUB EDINBURGH PREVIEWS Mon 23 July, 8pm – 10pm

St George Hotel

Tickets: £10 | Box Office: 0845 389 3223 (Harrogate Tourist Information Centre) / on the door Stand-up comedy from Pat Monahan and Pat Cahill. Pat Monahan (winner of ITV’s Show Me The Funny) and Pat Cahill present their new shows.

“AJ Brown - the UK’s Michael Bublé” Yorkshire Post

In aid of Mind in the Harrogate Area: www.mind.org.uk

www.echo42.co.uk

www.sittingroomcomedy.com


DENNIS ROLLINS: GRIOTS T’ GARAGE Thu 26 July, 8pm Old Swan Hotel Tickets: £12 Box Office: 01423 502 116

VIP OPENING OF GERED MANKOWITZ: A RETROSPECTIVE Sat 28 July, 6pm - 9pm

RedHouse Originals Gallery

Entry FREE

A story that begins with musical soundscapes representing the era from pre-slavery 1600s, following a musical timelines through the call and response field songs to the blues, jazz, soul, reggae, funk, Latin, hip-hop and ending in the late 1990s style of Garage music. Griots t’ Garage is introduced by Rollins and features multi-media, recordings and all round jazz, funk and soul dance talent; Perry Louis.

Photographer Gered Mankowitz is to be the subject of a major retrospective exhibition spanning four decades of incredible photography. Portraits include Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones and Marianne Faithfull. VIP Launch Saturday 28th July. (Exhibition continues until Sunday 26th August)

www.harrogateinternationalfestivals.com

www.redhouseoriginals.com

NILE RODGERS Fri 27 July, 12.30pm Harrogate Theatre Tickets: £12 Box Office: 01423 502 116 Nile Rodgers is one of the world’s greatest record producers and the cofounder of hit 70s band Chic. In this very special spoken word event he’ll be talking about his life and work and the stories which make up his fascinating autobiography, Le Freak, with the Deputy Editor of MOJO Magazine, Andrew Male.

www.harrogateinternationalfestivals.com


VENUES 108 Fine Art 1 Crown Place Harrogate HG1 2RY

FRINGE CRAWL DAY Sat 28 July, 12 noon - 12 midnight

Various venues

Tickets: Many events are free entry. For details, please check website Sixty local indie/rock and acoustic acts, plus guests from beyond Harrogate, will play five stages from noon to midnight in Harrogate town center for the third annual Fringe Crawl Day. Venues include Blues Bar, Harrogate Theatre Circle Bar, Rehab and Monteys Rock Cafe plus DJ Trev’s Bottom of the Bottle and punk event NYHC. Look out for further information on acts and performance times online at:

www.harrogateinternationalfestivals.com or email modernmusicreview@btinternet.com Also including live bands all day and evening at Vanilla Bar Cafe on Cambridge Road including **** with Fire, Lobo, Arc of Man Apples, Ziggi Battles Band, Aaron Bertenshaw, Adam Tait, James Brown, Isi Dawson, Lence and many more.

Blues Bar 4 Montpellier Parade Harrogate HG1 2TJ Harrogate Theatre Oxford Street Harrogate HG1 1QF Hotel de Ville Ripley Harrogate HG3 3AX Montpellier Hill Harrogate HG2 0NE Monteys Rock Café 3 The Ginnel Harrogate HG1 2RB Old Swan Hotel Swan Road Harrogate HG1 2SR

Rehab 18-20 Parliament Street Harrogate HG1 2QZ RedHouse Originals Gallery 15 Cheltenham Mount HG1 1DW Royal Hall Ripon Road Harrogate HG1 2RD Rudding Park Hotel, Spa & Golf Follifoot Harrogate HG3 1JH St George Hotel 1 Ripon Road Harrogate HG1 2SY Tap & Spile 41 Tower Street Harrogate HG1 1HS Vanilla Bar Café Nidderdale House Cambridge Road Harrogate HG1 1NS


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JOHN WILSON ORCHESTRA CURTIS STIGERS BELLOWHEAD THE DIVINE COMEDY MANCHESTER CAMERATA WITH NORIKO OGAWA MELVYN TAN CLARE TEAL & FRIENDS ODDSOCKS PAVEL GOMZIAKOV AND MANY MORE... PLUS... SPIEGELTENT MUSIC & CABARET CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL OUTDOOR CINEMA

01423 502 116 | w w w.harrogateinternationalfestivals.com

19-22 JULY 2012

Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate FEATURING: MARK BILLINGHAM HARLAN COBEN JOHN CONNOLLY PETER JAMES

KATE MOSSE JO NESBO IAN RANKIN PETER ROBINSON AND MANY MORE...

BOOKING HOTLINE: 01423 502 116

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